Sherie Dodson

Executive Director

Sherie Dodson brings over two decades of legal experience to Han Santos as the firm’s Executive Director. She manages the Legal Operations team and is a key member of the governance group.

Sherie’s capabilities include patent portfolio and risk management as well as United States and foreign patent prosecution. She is a dynamo at maximizing the use of technology to minimize the cost of patent prosecution without compromising quality and still supplying superior client service.

Sherie’s patent career began in Chicago as a paralegal in a well-regarded intellectual property law firm. There she served as portfolio and client relationship manager for a large software company based in the Pacific Northwest that culminated in a seconded position with the company.

Following Sherie’s move to the Seattle area, she started a successful intellectual property management consulting business. Through that venture she developed and implemented IP operations strategies and trained patent staff in law firms and corporations ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500.

As a proactive problem-solver Sherie welcomes opportunities to work alongside clients to navigate the legal administrative landscape.

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ― Confucius

Core Competencies:

  • Client Relationship Management
  • IP Management & Consulting
  • Engineering Outreach
  • Patents


  • P.B.A.C.C., Paralegal Studies, Loyola University of Chicago
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • English